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2 DOUBLE TICKETS TO GIVEAWAY FOR Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure showing at Cinema Nouveau.




The third exhibition, Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure, releases on 26 October and we have 2 x double tickets to give away to 2 lucky Durbanite’s! All you need to do is comment on this post below, tell us why you would like to win and which date (of the dates below) you would like to attend on! As simple as that!

“Vermeer & Music” screens at Gateway Nouveau on the following days / times:

Wednesday, 30 October          19:30

Thursday, 31 October               19:30

The third production in the EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series is entitled Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure. Filmed in London, New York, Washington DC, the Hague, Delft and Amsterdam, the film shows over half of Vermeer’s stunning paintings in high-definition on the big screen – for the first time ever. It will be released exclusively at Cinema Nouveau theatres around South Africa on Saturday, 26 October, for four screenings only – 26, 27, 30 and 31 October.

The production, which focuses on the exhibition staged at The National Gallery in London, offers a fresh look at one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.  The National Gallery has chosen to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music, as it is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and reveals an enormous amount about the sitter and the society in which they lived. New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, shows how his technique and materials affected his works.

Host Tim Marlow goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer’s life – and, in doing so, shows in fabulous HD detail many other of the artist’s captivating works. For those inspired by the 2003 film, Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson, this new, cinematic exploration will take their enjoyment and fascination of Vermeer’s life and work to a new level.

“Just occasionally, something will crop up that restores your faith in humanity’s future. The huge appetite for cinematic ‘private views’ hosted by experts is one such thing. The kind of trend that makes you optimistic about the future of civilization. ‘Leonardo Live’ was the pioneer. These new events totally reinvent the private view, replacing it with a more intelligent style of celebration that has been invented for these occasions. You see the exhibition on screen and learn about it from curators and commentators. It’s fun but informative – and becoming a global phenomenon…” – The Guardian UK, in association with Seventh Art Productions and BY Experience, presents EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, a series of ground-breaking art events created for the cinema that connect major international art exhibitions with millions of art lovers across more than 30 countries. The seriesallows art lovers of all ages to enjoy, marvel, delight and more deeply understand the works of some of history’s most beloved painters.

Featuring major exhibitions from artists such as Manet, Munch and Vermeer, each cinema event captures and explores these important shows, going behind-the-scenes to bring a wealth of information about the masterpieces to audiences via state-of-the-art digital cinema technology. Tim Marlow, noted art historian and broadcaster, and his special guests guide theatre audiences through each exhibition and deliver unique insights into the lives and inspirations of the artists.

About the new Vermeer production, multi-award-winning arts documentary maker Phil Grabsky commented: Vermeer and Music from the National Gallery in London is finally finished and ready to be enjoyed in cinemas around the globe. Even if you don’t want to listen to a word of narrative, I do recommend that you make your way to a comfy cinema seat and revel in the wonder of Vermeer’s brushwork.

“It’s easy to throw terms like ‘greatness’ and ‘genius’ around but they really do apply to this extraordinary 17th century Dutch artist. Some worry that because he left no correspondence behind him, there’s little to say. Far from it, his life story can be pieced together like a fabulous detective novel.  I really can’t urge you highly enough to turn the smart phones off for 90 minutes and indulge in some of the finest paintings ever made.

“I have been driven by the desire to share the thrill of great exhibitions with everyone from Kansas City to Adelaide, Osaka to Naples, and Glasgow to Cape Town. Vermeer is considered to be one of the greatest artists of all time. This EXHIBITION screening is not only a perfect introduction to his art for the whole family, but also a way to see some of the world’s greatest galleries, exhibitions and paintings, all from the comfort of a cinema seat.”

Echoing Grabsky’s comments, Tim Marlow adds: “I think that standing face to face with some of the greatest works of art ever made is one of the most powerful experiences in life. EXHIBITION ON SCREEN gives us the opportunity to convey something of this power in a cinematic format which brings the viewer as close to the real thing as possible. Sometimes, the camera reveals even more than the naked eye …”

Julie Borchard-Young from BY Experience says: “Art-lovers of all ages are in for a treat!  Through the in-cinema events, audiences will have the unprecedented opportunity to travel the global arts spectrum, sharing in an intimate experience together in their local communities.  We are thrilled to distribute EXHIBITION ON SCREEN to cinema screens globally.”

For Vermeer and Music booking information, visit or, or call our Ticketline on 082 16789. Follow Cinema Nouveau on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook. You can also download the Ster-Kinekor app on any Nokia, Samsung Android, iPhone and BlackBerry handset, for updates and to book from your mobile.

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**Competition Terms and Conditions.
1. Comment on this post, tell us why you would like to win and which date you would like to attend on.
2. Competition opens on 25th October 2013 and closes at 12h00 on the 30th October 2013, South African Standard Time.
3. Two winners will be randomly drawn on the 30th October 2013. Durbanite reserves the right to change the draw date.
4. Winners will be notified via email on the 30th October 2013.
5. Subject to these competition rules, Durbanite’s determination of the winners is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
6. The prizes are non-transferable for cash. If you are a winner, a copy of your South African identity document or passport may be required as proof that you are in fact the winner whose name was drawn.
7. Employees, agents of or consultants to Durbanite, their immediate family members (parents, children, brothers and sisters), spouse(s), life partners, business partners and associates are excluded from this competition.
8. Failure to comply with any of these Terms and Conditions will result in immediate forfeiture of the prize.
These competition rules shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with South African law and any disputes arising out of them shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Africa


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  1. Catherine Schmuhl

    25 October 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Wednesday, 7.30pm. I would not usually watch something like this but it has just caught my eye. It almost feels like there are butterflies in my chest. I’d love this opportunity!

  2. Michelle Gurr

    25 October 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I would love to go because I want to learn more about art on sunday at 2:30pm.

  3. Ian Coetzee

    25 October 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I would love to take my wife because we really enjoy cinema nouveau. We would like to go on sunday.

  4. Laveena Pillay

    25 October 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Hi I would like to win the tickets and go to the show on Sunday, 27 October 14:30. thanks laveena

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Win Tickets to Milky Chance in Durban!



Milky Chance recently announced their long-awaited return to South Africa with their “Living In A Haze” tour in February 2024 which will see them perform in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The German Duo are excited to confirm that both Neon Dreams and Sean Koch will join them as support acts on the line-up for their shows in Cape Town (15 February) and Johannesburg (17 February), and Neon Dreams will also join Milky Chance in Durban (18 February) as support act.

Canadian duo Neon Dreams are no strangers to the South African music scene. Their 2019 single “Life Without Fantasies” reached the top of the South African viral charts amassing millions of streams in 2021 during the lockdown. The band connected with tens of thousands of fans online which led to their first sold out headline tour. They have continued to cement themselves in the industry here, having toured the country a number of times over the past few years and return in February 2024 to share the stage with Milky Chance in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban.

Sean Koch is one of SA’s most-loved indie-folk artists who brings a mixed bag of African and western, influence alongside messages of home, a connection to nature, the ocean and the people around him; to his storytelling, feel-good music. While rooted in his flowing-folk style, his music is diverse. From dance infused songs like ‘Lift You Up’ the standout single from his collection (including the Double MZK & G DOM remix) to the dreamier songs like ‘Feel the Energy’ that carry deeper messages of connection to the natural world and the people that surround us. There is something for everyone in Sean’s catalogue.

How to Enter:

1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Instagram pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.


1. Follow Durbanite, Milky Chance & Breakout Events’ Facebook pages.
2. Tell us who Milky Chance’s supporting act is in Durban & tag who you’d take with if you win.

Closing Date:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Tuesday, 13 February 2024

Entries limited to 5 per day.
Winners will be selected at random from valid entries.
Durbanite Competition T&Cs apply.

Tickets are on sale from and are selling fast, so get yours now!

Neon Dreams

Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour 2024 details:


Date: Sunday 18 February 2024
Time: 11:00 – 18:30
Venue: Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field
Address: 9A John Zikhali Road, Berea, Durban 4001
Line up: Milky Chance + Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced
General Admission Phase One: R495 ex R35 Fee
General Admission Phase Two: R595 ex R35 Fee
Ticket Link:
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For more info, go to:
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Milky Chance “Living In A Haze” South African Tour Dates:

15 February 2024 – Green Point A-Track, Cape Town
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch)

17 February 2024 – Marks Park in Emmarentia, Johannesburg
(supported by Neon Dreams and Sean Koch + final opening act to be announced)

18 February 2024 – Durban Botanic Gardens uMphafa Field, Durban
(supported by Neon Dreams + final opening act to be announced)






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Win Surf Lessons with Surf School Durban!



Surf School Durban, led by the experienced local surfer Fika, stands as a beacon in the surfing community. Known for its inclusive and friendly approach, it’s a place where beginners and seasoned surfers alike can enhance their skills and embrace the surf culture.

The school’s ethos revolves around unity and inviting individuals of all backgrounds to share the excitement of surfing. The team, made up of passionate local surfers, emphasises personalised coaching, ensuring a welcoming learning environment for everyone.

Adding to its allure, Surf School Durban has launched a competition that’s creating a buzz. The prize: five group lessons for the winner and two friends, offering a unique blend of fun, friendship, and expert instruction.

This surf school is more than just a place to learn; it’s a community hub where the spirit of Durban’s surf culture thrives, making it an ideal destination for anyone keen on experiencing the joy of surfing in a supportive and vibrant setting.

Win Surf Lessons for You and 2 Friends, with Surf School Durban!

How to Enter on Instagram:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Instagram page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Instagram page and tag who you’d take with if you win.


How to Enter on Facebook:
1. Follow Durbanite & Surf School Durban Facebook page.
2. Share the competition post from the Surf School Durban Facebook page and tag who you’d take with if you win.

Entries limited to 5 per day.

Closing Date:
Friday, 9 February 2024

Winner Announced:
Monday, 12 February 2024

Durbanite T&Cs apply.

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Ziggy Alberts announces his debut South African tour as he heads to Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this October




Ziggy Alberts’ first ever South African visit will anticipate the release of his forthcoming sixth studio album, DANCING IN THE DARK, out 04 November 2022.

Musically, Ziggy’s sound has raised comparisons to the likes of early Ben Howard or Jack Johnson. His sound is laid back, soulful and folk-tinged, and his songwriting is honest and personal. Whilst Ziggy Alberts is similar to his contemporaries in writing about his personal experiences, his music is layered with subtextual references to issues close to his heart, such as the natural world, the human experience and the wider planet.

DANCING IN THE DARK has been driven by real-time releases, including the singles I BELIEVE, TATTOOS, THE GREAT DIVIDE and most recently, THE SUN & THE SEA featuring Donovan Woods, which all find their home on the album. The new record sits in a genre – self-titled by Ziggy – as “Future Folk”. In his own words, “the album is a blend of the honest and raw, with the smoothness and touch of synthesised soundscapes, intentional tuning and programmed organic samples… that reflects accurately the range of experiences we are having as humans in our current world.” Matched with Ziggy’s storytelling and sincere songwriting, DANCING IN THE DARK shows yet another step in Alberts’ growth as an artist, his music and personal explorations, both introspectively and in the natural world.

Founder of his independent label, Commonfolk Records, and book publishing house, Commonfolk Publishing, Ziggy Alberts has managed to craft what many musicians and authors dream of – the ability to tell a story on their own terms. In 2022, Ziggy was awarded an APRA for his track letting go. He has also earned ARIA Platinum certifications for Laps Around The Sun (Double Platinum), Gone, Runaway, Heaven, Love Me Now, Stronger and Four Feet in the Forest (EP), plus Gold certifications for his Laps Around The Sun album and six tracks in his catalogue.

Tickets to the REWIND TOUR – SOUTH AFRICA 2022 are on sale from


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